Week promotes mental health issues

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EVENTS are taking place across Sheffield next week as part of a campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues.

The Sheffield mental health week runs from Monday to Friday, featuring free events including a cabaret show and complementary therapy sessions.

A tree planting kicks off proceedings in Hillsborough Park on Monday at noon, while the following day, advice on self-help relaxation techniques will be on offer at the Pakistan Community Association, Fir Vale, from 11am to 5pm.

Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union is hosting an information day with stalls and activities on the same day from 1pm to 3.30pm, and an art exhibition with works by recovering mental health patients takes place on Wednesday, from 10am to 3.30pm, at The Circle building, Rockingham Street in the city centre.

Also on Wednesday, a pie and peas lunch takes place at the St Wilfrid’s Centre, Queens Road, Lowfield, at 12.30pm, alongside games such as dominoes and pool.

Visitors to the Pakistan Advice and Community Centre, Burngreave, can sample Indian head massage and yoga on Thursday from noon to 3pm.

The week ends on Friday at 8pm with a closing party called Cabaret Fantastiques, at the Hallam Union, Paternoster Rowm where mind-reader Peter Antoniou will be performing.

n For full details, see www.sheffieldmentalhealthweek.co.uk